Coriander’s, Ethnic Indian – Rolleston, Canterbury

Living in Auckland as one does, we’re plagued by very average Indian restaurants – seriously hard to find a ‘good’ one.  If I want a decent curry I typically have to go around to my mate Venkat’s, the only downside is they are vegetarian, but it still works.  Then there is this little dairy I found in Avondale, the old lady in there sells these nice, juicy fat samosas for $0.60, but alas vegetarian (and no, I am not sharing that address).

All little Bon wants now whilst writing this is a nice hot beef vindaloo – oh my, salivating thinking about it 🙁

So anyway, I was down in Darfield recently visiting my legendary cousin Stephan following the passing of his dear wife from breast cancer (sadly they had no cancer cover in place).  After most of the relatives had departed town, he suggested we go to his favourite Indian for lunch – he advised it could quite possibly be the best I would ever try.

Turns out he was correct!  And looking at the size of him of late, he clearly visits Coriander’s a lot.

Sadly the photos on the day aren’t up to scratch – but boy oh boy did we feast like kings.  I am visiting the cousin again later this month and we are definitely going back for round two.

Overall score: 11/10 – fantastic ‘authentic’ and ‘ethnic’ Indian food

Coriander’s, 70-76 Rolleston Drive – 03 347 2315 – Five locations